‘Ambitious target’: YesCymru aiming for 10,000 members by the end of the year

YesCymru independence march in Merthyr Tydfil. Lluniau gan / Pictures by Lluniau Lleucu

YesCymru have said that they are aiming for 10,000 members by the end of the year after revealing that 7,000 had joined so far.

The cross-party movement for Welsh independence said that they had seen their membership almost double from 4,000 in March.

“It is clear that Westminster’s latest attempt to seize powers from Wales has awakened people across the nation,” chairman Sion Jobbins said in a message to members.

“Our Senedd is not perfect, but, as has been shown during the COVID-19 period, it has been much better than Westminster.

“We have set a very ambitious target of 10,000 members by the end of the year. YesCymru is fully funded by our members. We’re also a not-for-profit organisation, therefore all money we raise goes directly to our campaign for an independent Wales.”

The message also urged existing members to encourage friends, family members or co-workers to sign up to the movement.

 

Referendum

A poll earlier this month suggested that with ‘don’t knows’ removed, 32% in were now in favour of Welsh independence and 68% against.

51% of respondents who voted for Labour said they would vote for Welsh independence with 49% against.

There was also strong support for independence among younger voters, with 43% of those in the 18-24-year-old category backing independence, and 42% of those in the 25-49-year-old category saying that they would vote yes.

The questions asked in the poll commissioned by YesCymru was ‘If there was a referendum held tomorrow on Wales becoming an independent country and this was the question, how would you vote? Should Wales be an independent country?’

The total sample size was 1035 Adults. Fieldwork was undertaken between 24th – 27th August 2020. The survey was carried out online.

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